KBRS is pleased to have assisted Dalhousie University in the appointment of Dr. Rick Ezekiel as Vice-Provost Student Affairs. Additional details can be found in the recent release below .
HALIFAX, NS, May 30, 2022 – Dalhousie University announces the appointment of Dr. Rick Ezekiel as Vice-Provost Student Affairs, effective June 1, 2022.
Previously, Rick was the Director of Equitable Learning, Health, and Wellness at Centennial College in Toronto, where he led the college’s health, wellness, and student accessible learning services and strategies. Under his leadership Rick eliminated waitlists for mental health and accessible learning services across five campuses as well as significantly increasing service responsivity and student engagement among international students.
Prior to working at Centennial, Rick held several professional roles across the Student Experience division at Western University, including working as Interim Senior Director – Student Experience, and Adjunct Research Professor in the Faculty of Education. Rick is also a sessional lecturer in the Applied Psychology and Human Development department at OISE (University of Toronto).
"Education has the potential to serve as a force for more equitable, and transformational human development outcomes in students' lives. My professional and scholarly work centers on mitigating barriers and enhancing inclusion for students with marginalized identities — building educational conditions where ALL learners can realize their potential to thrive in learning and in life. Student Affairs plays a critical role in this aspect of a university's purpose. I am delighted to join this great university and intend to serve as a partner and ally to colleagues across the VPSA division, faculties, student communities, and the broader communities we serve in building on an exceptional and inclusive student experience at Dal”, said Rick.
Rick’s proven commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility will greatly assist in Dalhousie’s ability to create an exceptional student experience.